Nova Scotia town encourages US citizens to immigrate, “If Donald Wins”
Americans can rest slightly easier about the idea of Donald Trump taking over the presidency this summer, as folks in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, have started an online campaign to bring in American immigrants. “Cape Breton If Donald Trump Wins” is the name of the website and movement which encourages Americans to move if Trump does in fact win. It’s all exactly what it sounds like. I’ll admit, their arguments in favor of immigration have me checking out the local real-estate prices, and they’re a hell of a lot better than DC!
In the FAQ, it’s asked, “Why are you doing this?” The answer? “Our population is shrinking. A slow economy, in combination with out-migration has us on an unsustainable path. The truth is we welcome all, no matter the ideology. We have a beautiful island, a friendly people, a rich culture and a bright future. Join us here on Cape Breton Island!” Huh, so a move might be economically risky, but it looks like an opportunity to really put Cape Breton back on the map. With beautiful photos featured from cultural events all over the Cape, the offer is tempting whether or not 2016 turns out to be a disaster.
If you need me, I’ll be seeking out my “just in case” future home, after all, the worst case scenario is a lovely summer house!